January 18, 2004 by


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Categories: Musicians

José Antonio Díaz Fernández, one of the most popular flamenco singers in Madrid, died on Dec. 29 from cancer. He was 58.
Born to a family of flamenco singers, Fernández began his musical career when he was still a child. Known as Chaquetón (”Big Jacket”), his first performance took place in a bar owned by his father, singer El Flecha de Cádiz. Later, he recorded several albums and toured the world with flamenco companies. Chaquetón is survived by his wife, flamenco dancer Lina Fonteboa.
Hear Chaquetón Perform “Cosas de Caí”

One Response to Chaquetón

  1. Sandra

    Purely flamenco vibes, Universe unfolds and comes over you first time when you hear his voice. highly recommended, he was a great person and best artist.
    Lucky enough to have met you………….and so sorry you are not any longer within us
    Your last work MIS ADENTROS has a soothing effect for those who miss you.

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